Why no one’s done it before we don’t know, but thankfully, the folks who run the shoreline cruises along Pictured Rocks are bringing a boat south to Sleeping Bear. The cruise boat—enclosed heated cabin, cushioned seats, and state-of-the-art smooth-ride stabilizers on and below board—offers a daily 2½ – to 3-hour cruise and evening sunset cruise out of Frankfort and along the Sleeping Bear Dunes National Lakeshore. $33 adults, $10 kids 6-12, free for kids age 5 and under, sleepingbeardunescruise.com.
Float Grand Traverse Bay on tall ships
See the Mackinac Straits by land and sea
Make it a weekend.
Stay two consecutive nights in Benzie County, just down the coast, and take advantage of Benzie’s Passport to Fun package, which offers $175+ in free food and services, plus a free Sleeping Bear Boat Cruise ticket.